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Steve Melen and his daughter.
Complications

Fighting Opioid Dependency After Stomach Cancer

Some cancer patients survive treatment, only to become dependent on opioids. Here's the story of one man who experienced exactly that — and with help from all sides, battled through.

CAR T cell therapy.
Treatment

'Robocop' CAR T Immune Cells Battle Lymphoma

Hear from a doctor on the front lines of research into CAR T-cell therapy, a promising new immunotherapy for treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Melanoma circled for surgery.
Treatment

Innovations in Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

Advances in various therapies have some melanoma researchers optimistic about future treatment.

Researcher analyzing results.
Risk Factors

Eczema Close Up: Myths and Uncommon Complications

Rachel Zohn highlights some of the unexpected but often serious complications that are connected to the condition and some pervasive myths.

Psoriasis patient advocate John Redfern.
Nutrition

Managing Psoriasis Naturally: An Interview With Patient Advocate John Redfern

Lowering stress, eating the right foods, and getting sunshine are just three ways patient advocate John Redfern keeps his psoriasis at bay. Here’s an interview with the creator of Smart Psoriasis Diet.

Andrew Schorr.
Treatment

Leukemia Patient Tips: Getting the Best Care

As a medical journalist with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Andrew Schorr shares his tips for how leukemia patients can find the best care for themselves.

Andrew Schorr
Profile

Journalist’s Leukemia Made Advocacy Personal

When medical journalist Andrew Schorr was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he could truly connect with his audience about patient empowerment.

what to eat?
Nutrition

Chronic Hives and Diet: What the Research Says

Can certain foods trigger a chronic hive flare-up? Can a low-histamine diet relieve symptoms? Studies render different results. Here's a succinct summary of the research.

Mia Baumgartner, courtesy of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Advanced Stages

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Advice

Metastatic breast cancer can be emotionally and spiritually draining. Here are five tips to help you navigate your fears and find peace.

HIVES on graph paper
Symptoms

Is Autoimmune Disease Triggering Your Hives?

Up to 40 percent of people with chronic hives also have autoimmune issues like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac. Are you one of them?